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Bitterness defining Alaska's GOP US Senate primary

ANCHORAGE - Needing to net six seats in November to regain control of the U.S. Senate, Republicans ought to be able to count on reliably conservative Alaska as something of a gimme.But they'll first have to settle on a candidate...

...the president's power to fill high-level administration posts with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.But the justices stopped short of a more sweeping decision...
Each party certain the other is wrong

...Republicans repeatedly vote to repeal the health law. Democrats push to raise the minimum wage even when they know Senate Republicans will block it. The great majority of Republicans today are elected from solidly conservative districts and states...
Senate Republicans approve alcohol tax

...revenue raising measures as a way to close that gap. Senate Republicans had spoken out against a proposed income tax and...permanent fund to close the budget deficit. Instead, Senate Republicans wanted a constitutional amendment placed on the...
Senate Republicans predict tax plan dead on arrival

...permanent fund earnings, Kelly said he would support such a move after the state's budget reserve is exhausted. Senate Republicans want the House to approve a constitutional amendment to cap state spending and limit the growth of government...
Republican majority claims control of Alaska Senate

...majority are Cathy Giessel of Anchorage and Fred Dyson of Eagle River.Conspicuously absent were the remaining Senate Republicans, Bert Stedman of Sitka and outgoing Senate President Gary Stevens of Kodiak, who have been more moderate voices...
News reaching out to all 100 senators in push to win confirmation for Pentagon chiefWASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Republicans' reservations about one of their own heading the Pentagon are caught up in potent politics, from a proxy fight...
Senate passes amendment to restrict judges

...mark of arrogance by our court, to rewrite a constitutional amendment.'' The measure passed 14-5, with the Senate Republicans providing the entire two-thirds majority required. Senate Minority Leader Johnny Ellis denounced the amendment...
No action this year on energy bill, including ANWR

...for Presidents' Day in mid-February. Congress is expected to recess in mid-December and return in January. Senate Republicans have accused Daschle of blocking consideration of energy legislation to avoid a heated debate over ANWR development...
Bill would raise minimum wage

...majority position opposing the inflation proofing and "$1 more" provisions. In a strictly party-line vote, Senate Republicans succeeded in stripping those provisions from the law, though they left the minimum wage at $7.15 an hour. Wagoner...


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